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Aug 30, 2013 8:00pm PDT
gwen:with thousands killed and hundreds more poisoned allegedly by chemical weapons, the obama administration makes the case action in syria. tonight, on "washington week." tough talk -- >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria, syrian regime. timing.ptoe >> i have not made a decision. i have gotten options from our military. gwen: and today, a fierce appeal to the american people. previous storms in history have gathered when unspeakable within our power to stop them, we have been warned temptations of looking the other way. gwen: the crisis over syria boiling point. britain bows out and the u.s. to weigh in.ns >> we have to act. once the red line has been crossed, once chemical weapons have been used, i believe the president has to take action. >> i definitely believe there be a vote. gwen: and syria prepares. >> we are in a state of war now preparing ourselves for the worst scenario. gwen: is the u.s. on the verge of limited but certain war? covering the week, peter baker times," johnork harwood of cnbc and the "new and indira
Aug 9, 2013 8:00pm EDT
things more transparent, he said. he wants to put together a taffing force which in the old obama world would have been where you put things into the filing cabinet, right? but he wants to put together a task force of experts he's been talking to, tech and c.e.o.'s. >> i legal week we've been here before. >> and worked with congress on pending legislation. and democrats and republicans have come together on legislative efforts. gwen: is your sense, doyle, that this is really -- this really is, no matter how much he says, this all in the works before, edward snowden was at least a catalyst for it? >> there's no question that edward snowden was a catalyst. there was a little bit of stuff that the administration was doing. yes, they were reviewing their procedures. yes, they tell us that they have tightened up some procedures. but here's what hadn't happened until snowden came along. congress wasn't paying any attention. you had ron wyden in the senate and a few others saying hey, folks, there's something here you should be worried about but there was no pressure to move on any of this. so
Aug 16, 2013 8:00pm PDT
of emergency. thursday president obama condemned the crackdown by the government. >> let me say the cycle of violence and escalation needs to stop. we call on the egyptian authorities to respect the universal rights of the people. we call on those who are protesting to do so peacefully. and condemn the attacks that we've seen by protesters. including on churches. we believe that the state of emergency should be lifted, that a process of national reconciliation should begin, that all parties need to have a voice in egypt's future. amy: the u.s. has been walking a tightrope ever since morsi was removed from office. and just two weeks ago, secretary of state john kerry was hopeful that what happened this week would not come to pass. >> the military was asked to intervene by millions and millions of people. afraid of a re descendens into chaos and violence. the military did not take over to the best of our judgment so far. so far. to run the country. there was a civilian government. in effect they were restoring democracy. amy: so indira, where are we now in egypt? >> well, sadly, secretary
Aug 24, 2013 6:30pm EDT
been treated for symptoms of exposure to a chemical agent. tonight as the obama administration considers its response, u.s. warships are on alert in the mediterranean near syria. we have two reports beginning with nbc's aymam moye yell dean is in cairo. >> doctors treated more than 31 patients wednesday out of which more than 350 died as a result. now all of them they say displayed symptoms of neurotoxicity, an indication that perhaps chemical weapons were actually used. the syrian government has denied any responsibility and denied that it used chemical weapons, more importantly today on syrian state television they showed images of chemical weapons that were allegedly found in areas that were controlled by syrian rebels, an indication that perhaps it was the rebels that were responsible for launching these weapons. meanwhile, the top u.n. disarmament chief, the undersecretary-general for the united nations arrived in damascus. she's been trying to press the syrian government to give u.n. inspectors access to the site of attacks so they can determine exactly what happened. as
Aug 2, 2013 8:00pm PDT
which made it impossible to be a streamline data driven obama campaign. >> right. if you think back to the republican primaries and that long series of debates they had and some of the things that mitt romney did and said in order to win the nomination, he was left in a position that he made it much harder for himself to win the general election. the party came out of 2010. it had moved to the right because of the influence of the tea party and everyone run for president had to figure out how to accommodate to that new party. and mitt romney struggled to do that gwen: when you look at the midterms you see there were a lot of senators who were being driven or could be pushed in that way. mike anthony, who's got a tea party-inspired challenger in liz chaney. lindsay graham who has two challengers in south carolina. mitch mcconnell, who has challengers in kentucky. that has to drive outcomes. >> it does. we go back and look at the legislative process. when you're always looking over your shoulder at a possible -- the old clay shy, as an incumbent you either run unopposed or scared. but
Aug 23, 2013 8:00pm PDT
that there was going to be something dramatic. what president obama originally said would change the calculus of what we do but what he said a legal that without mandate to go into syria, it would be very hard to do it. if he's going to use that as the criteria for intervention in syria, it's never going to happen. gwen: if a legal mandate, we assume is the united nations. >> that's what he's talking about about. gwen: are we talking about a resolution? are we talking about joint -- i don't -- maybe that's the problem. >> the president was suggesting that based on what we know from donehe united states has this in the past, most prominently dealing with iraq, not a memory we enjoy, that there's a discussion of having the proveable evidence of weapons of mass destruction assad's used against own people, the syrian people. with that evidence, with some sort of independent verification of that, then the president's theesting that provides basis to go to the u.n. to seek forcet effort to try to assad to do something. as tom suggests, that's a very what we'ves and learned is, if the president wanted to us
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